A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Ghana typically earns around 3,380 GHS per month. Salaries range from 1,280 GHS (lowest average) to 9,430 GHS (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||1,950 GHS|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||1,390 GHS|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||6,110 GHS|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||6,360 GHS|
|Assistant Storekeeper||1,270 GHS|
|Assistant Tour Manager||3,160 GHS|
|Baker and Pastrycook||1,730 GHS|
|Bakery Manager||3,820 GHS|
|Bakery Superintendent||2,440 GHS|
|Banquet Manager||2,540 GHS|
|Banquet Server||1,570 GHS|
|Bar Attendant||1,570 GHS|
|Bar Manager||3,140 GHS|
|Bar Supervisor||2,350 GHS|
|Beverage Manager||4,020 GHS|
|Bistro Attendant||1,630 GHS|
|Buffet Chef||2,960 GHS|
|Buffet Host||1,600 GHS|
|Buffet Manager||3,520 GHS|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||1,290 GHS|
|Cafeteria Manager||2,890 GHS|
|Cake Decorator||1,880 GHS|
|Casino Shift Manager||5,740 GHS|
|Chain Store Customer Support||2,590 GHS|
|Club Manager||5,530 GHS|
|Cluster Director||7,660 GHS|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||5,900 GHS|
|Cocktail Server||1,680 GHS|
|Coffee Shop Manager||5,550 GHS|
|Confectionery Baker||1,770 GHS|
|Conference Services Manager||3,370 GHS|
|Corporate Sous Chef||4,390 GHS|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||4,530 GHS|
|Culinary Assistant||1,400 GHS|
|Culinary Associate||1,370 GHS|
|Dietary Aide||2,970 GHS|
|Dining Room Supervisor||2,740 GHS|
|Duty Manager||3,760 GHS|
|Events Coordinator||2,360 GHS|
|Executive Chef||3,490 GHS|
|Executive Pastry Chef||2,780 GHS|
|Fast Food Cook||2,540 GHS|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||2,590 GHS|
|Fine Dining Cook||4,400 GHS|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||4,280 GHS|
|Fleet Manager||7,320 GHS|
|Food and Beverage Manager||5,570 GHS|
|Food Consultant||4,970 GHS|
|Food Safety Coordinator||3,610 GHS|
|Food Server||1,580 GHS|
|Food Service Director||5,850 GHS|
|Food Service Manager||6,050 GHS|
|Food Service Sales||3,710 GHS|
|Food Service Worker||1,600 GHS|
|Front Desk Agent||1,820 GHS|
|Front Office Manager||3,220 GHS|
|Guest Service Executive||4,990 GHS|
|Guest Service Representative||2,000 GHS|
|Head Concierge||2,310 GHS|
|Hospitality Director||9,280 GHS|
|Hostess / Host||1,750 GHS|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||1,740 GHS|
|Hotel Maid||1,320 GHS|
|Hotel Manager||8,420 GHS|
|Hotel Sales Manager||6,280 GHS|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||5,140 GHS|
|Hotel Staff||1,610 GHS|
|Inventory Coordinator||2,050 GHS|
|Kitchen Manager||3,070 GHS|
|Kitchen Staff||1,650 GHS|
|Kitchen Supervisor||2,540 GHS|
|Line Cook||2,750 GHS|
|Luggage Porter||1,260 GHS|
|Motel Manager||4,870 GHS|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||1,630 GHS|
|Production Operator||2,580 GHS|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||2,680 GHS|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||6,610 GHS|
|Restaurant Manager||6,120 GHS|
|Room Reservations Manager||5,940 GHS|
|Room Service Manager||5,540 GHS|
|Sous Chef||3,280 GHS|
|Supervisor of Food Services||4,010 GHS|
|Tour Consultant||4,350 GHS|
|Travel Agent||2,950 GHS|
|Travel Consultant||4,240 GHS|
|Waiter / Waitress||1,600 GHS|
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Ghana range from 1,280 GHS per month (minimum average salary) to 9,430 GHS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 3,110 GHS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 3,110 GHS while the other half are earning more than 3,110 GHS. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 1,980 GHS while 75% of them are earning more than 1,980 GHS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 5,770 GHS while 25% are earning more than 5,770 GHS.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ghana costs anywhere from 25,300 Cedi(s) to 76,000 Cedi(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Ghana who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Ghana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ghana for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is considered to be a low bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
80% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 20% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 33% less than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ghana earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.